This is an analysis of the poem How The Robin Came that begins with:

AN ALGONQUIN LEGEND.
HAPPY young friends, sit by me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccaab ddddeecc ccdXcXaaaacffcdbbX ggccaa aaaaaffhhdccdffhheeggddXX XijikkjXhhgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,7,8,18,6,25,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 1011111 1011101 1111011 1010101 1010111 10111001 1010100 1011101 10100101 1011111 0010101 1110111 1111101 1110111 1010111 1010111 1011101 1011101 1010100 10010101 1110111 1010101 1010001 1100100 1010101 11001001 1111111 1011111 0010111 1011101 1011101 1111111 1011101 1110111 1010111 1110111 1111111 1111111 1110111 1010111 1010111 1111101 1011101 1010101 1011101 1010101 1100101 1110111 1011111 10010101 1010111 1010101 1011111 11111001 0110111 10001001 10011111 0010101 1010111 10110101 111010 1111111 1111101 1010111 10100101 1110101 0010101 1111101 0111110 0010100 1010101 00101100 1010001 1010111 10011101 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word seven is repeated.

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  • summary of How The Robin Came;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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